One of a few overtly psychedelic songs to have aged gracefully, "Tales of Brave Ulysses" is indeed a Cream classic. Based on a simple but effective C/B flat/F chord pattern (which was later utilized for "White Room"), the song has a powerful, unrelenting mid-tempo groove that defined Cream's finest songs of the period. Lyrically, it's a relatively factual and colorful rendering of the great Greek tragedy Ulysses. Taking a classic tale like this to the psychedelic audience was a stroke of genius, and this song is indeed one of the band's most lasting efforts. Aside from the definitive studio version (Disrali Gears), a fabulous live version also appears on Live Cream, Vol. 2.